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Powders and Granules Testing

Powder Flow Analyser§
Allows the assessment of
typical powder issues such as
batch and source variation in
ingredients, caking during
storage/transportation and
problems with discharging from
hoppers or bins.

High Tolerance Powder
Compaction Rig*
Suited to high force
applications where the punch/
die clearance is critical for the
assessment of powder
compaction properties.

Low Tolerance Powder 
Compaction Rig*
Suited to powder compaction
applications where the punch/
die clearance is less critical.

Powders and Granules Testing

Granule Compaction Rig*
This test allows the granule
hardness/compressibility to
be assessed.

Cylinder Probes
Can provide a means of measuring
the progressive swelling of

Cylinder Probes
Allow measurement of single
particle mechanical strength.

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Any of the texture analyser range can be used for the product tests listed below.

A selection of special attachments and typical measurements which are commonly used in this application area are shown above. However, this does not show the complete range of attachments available for the testing of powders and granules. Test procedures include: compression, puncture/penetration, tension, fracture/bending, extrusion, cutting/shearing.

Typical measurements include:

  • Powder Flow Analysis

  • Assessment of Powder Cohesion
  • Assessment of Powder Caking Potential
  • Measurement of Powder Speed Flow Dependence
  • Powder Compaction
  • Granule Compaction to assess compressibility/friability
  • Single particle mechanical strength


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Application Studies are available for the testing of powders and granules using the TA.XT2i, TA.XTplus, TA.XTExpress  or TA.HDplus texture analysers.

In addition, scientific papers have been published which reference the use of the TA.XT2i/TA.XTplus/
TA.HDplus in the testing of powders and granules.
Click here for paper titles and citation details.

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